The China-Maldives Friendship Bridge connects the present and the future by opening up new avenues in every walk of life.
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga pointed out that the only unfortunate aspect now for the tourism industry is the State of Emergency, which is still continuing.
What the battle-weary country seeks to do through its war museums — remind, forgive, but not forget, writes Kanishkaa Balachandran in The Hindu.
Manavari temple, Ravana cave, Ashoka Vatika, Seetha Amman temple, Divurumpola, Ussangoda, Thiru Koneswaram temple, and Kathirkamam are part of the Ramayana circuit in Sri Lanka.
The move comes a day after Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed had said Pakistan had closed the Samjhauta Express train service with India.
August 9 (newsin.asia) - Located in the ancient hill capital of Kandy, the name of the property THE RADH, was inspired by the word ‘Radala’ which referred to a small caste in the Kingdom of Kandy. The term Radala was an amalgamation of the words ‘Radh’ which translated as ‘Royal’ and the words Kola or Kula which meant ‘Caste’. Thus...
Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka will begin to waive off its existing visa fee for travelers from 48 countries including China from Aug. 1 as part of the island's efforts to attract more tourists into the country, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga said here Wednesday. In a media briefing held in Colombo, Amaratunga...
The rise is attributed to political stability since end 2018. But China is still the number one contributor despite a fall in its political fortunes in the country.
Lankan tourism is expecting more Indian visitors, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit to Sri Lanka in June, the launch of budget promotional packages and Air India restarting its third daily flight to Colombo from the second week of July.
July 4 (Economy Next) - Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers had given initial clearance for a cable car project in hill country town of Nuwara Eliya targeting local and foreign tourists, the state information office said. A 50 million US dollar project has been proposed by a firm called Outdoor Engineering Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and its partner Doppelmayr Cable Car,...